Alcohol: Reducing The Harm and Curbing The Culture of Excess – WALA

Jun 23, 2011

Alcohol has been a part of community life for many years. Most Western Australians, most of the time, consume alcohol in a responsible manner. However, as excess alcohol consumption has become a major problem in the community, the State Government must continue to try to legislate to reduce this harm. The State’s average consumption of alcohol is now at a similar level to that in Ireland. Some of the State’s regional consumption rates are the highest in the world.

Alcohol and assault on Friday and Saturday nights: Findings from the DUMA program – AIC

May 1, 2011

In 2010, the Australian Alcohol Education and Research Foundation (AERF) released its report into the hidden harms associated with alcohol use. A key focus of that report was the not previously estimated, but tangible, costs of alcohol’s harm to others, which according to the authors amounted to a total of $14.2b annually.

Trends in assaults after midnight – NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Apr 25, 2011

On 11 March 2008, following a number of requests from the public and the media, the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) published a ranked list of the top 1001 licensed premises for assaults occurring between January and September 2007. On 30 October 2008, new licence restrictions were imposed on the top 48 licensed premises on BOCSAR’s top 100 list.

MEDIA RELEASE: Trends in assaults after midnight – NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Apr 19, 2011

The crackdown on violent pubs and clubs instigated after March 2008 has resulted in a large reduction in the number of assaults, not just on licensed premises but on other premises types as well, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

The impact of small changes in bar closing hours on violence. The Norwegian experience from 18 cities – Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research

Mar 25, 2011

The fact that alcohol consumption plays a significant role for violent behaviour (1, 2) and that licensed premises are ‘hot spots’ for such behaviour (2-5) suggests that strategies to prevent heavy drinking in pubs and bars are particularly relevant for curbing violence. Violence in or around licensed premises varies significantly.

The association between alcohol outlet density and assaults on and around licensed premises – NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Jan 25, 2011

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has published a sizeable body of research documenting the relationship between licensed premises and crime in NSW (e.g., Briscoe & Donnelly, 2001a; 2001b; 2003; Donnelly, Poynton, Weatherburn, Bamford, & Nottage, 2006; Fitzgerald, Mason, & Borzycki, 2010; Jones, Kypri, Moffatt, Borzycki, & Price, 2009; Moffatt, Mason, Borzycki, & Weatherburn, 2009). The research to date, however, has been limited to incidents recorded by police as actually occurring on licensed premises. Very little research has been undertaken in NSW into the contribution licensed premises make to alcohol-related violence outside licensed premises.

MEDIA RELEASE: PUBS AND CLUBS MUST CLOSE EARLIER TO REDUCE ASSAULTS

Sep 16, 2010

The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA), a coalition of 32 major health and community organisations from across Australia, is today calling on state and territory governments to unite and support earlier closing times for pubs and clubs.

Alcohol awareness week 2010 – RMR

Sep 13, 2010

The Salvation Army’s annual Alcohol Awareness campaign looks this year at why people drink alcohol, have they tried to reduce the amount they are drinking and if they’ve been unsuccessful in that effort, why? New Roy Morgan Research being released by The Salvation Army on Monday, 13 September, concludes the consumption and misuse of alcohol remain major elements of the Australian way of life.

Alcohol awareness study 2010 – RMR

Sep 1, 2010

In August 2010, Roy Morgan Research was commissioned by the Salvation Army to conduct its annual research into alcohol awareness amongst the Australian community. In recent years this research has been conducted by Roy Morgan Research (except in 2007 when alcohol research was not undertaken by the Salvation Army). Each year the focus of the research is on different aspects of Australians’ awareness of issues associated with the consumption of alcohol.

Cost of Alcohol Misuse Goes Beyond the Drinker – Cost Doubled – AER

Aug 24, 2010

A new report launched today, commissioned by the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation (AER Foundation), found the hidden cost of harms caused by someone else’s drinking brings the total economic impact of alcohol misuse to $36 billion annually, more than double previous estimates.